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Klopp Says FA Treats Players Like Horses

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is criticizing the English Football Association after one of his players featured in three games in five days.

Jordan Rossiter played three games in five days while on international duty. He played the third game against Italy in the Under-19 Euro 2016 qualifiers despite England already having qualified for the tournament came back to Anfield with a hamstring injury.

“These young players are our future, if we handle them like horses then we get horses,” Klopp told The Daily Mirror. “It is too much. What can we say? Three games in five days, football is 90 minutes.

“There are special things you have to use, your muscles and if you’re young maybe you are, more resistant from things from outside but it is not normal to have three matches in five days and send him back. I have to talk to somebody.

“For sure this is not OK, that is all I say. There is no doubt it is not OK. It is the hamstring, a muscle problem and where is that coming from? In the last game.

“I don’t know what minute, maybe he played through and then he came back. It was not on the flight, it was not on the train, it was not in the car It was in the match and because of the match.

“We are in contact, our doctor Andy and Chris are talking. I didn’t want my first day at Melwood to be on a call with someone from the FA.”

Rossiter, 18, is a highly touted prospect that Klopp had earmarked to be in the first-team squad.

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